WHO: The TradeWinds Island Grand – a tropical and traditional beachfront resort located along St. Pete Beach, recently voted #1 beach destination in the USA by TripAdvisor.
WHAT: New Year’s Eve Revelers looking for a way to rock in the New Year need to look no further than the TradeWinds “Rockin’ in the Midnight Hour” New Year’s Eve Party which takes place from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the TradeWinds Island Grand Ballroom. Partiers 21 and over are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food, and fun. The locally famous, Greg Billings Band will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. And, no party is complete without a dance contest. Guests will also have access to an open bar and will receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers so they can properly celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors d’oeuvres buffet is the centerpiece of this year’s experience, including lobster shepherd’s pies, warm fig and balsamic flat bread, Thai vegetable spring rolls and a pasta station featuring gnocchi in a sweet basil sauce and braised beef ravioli. A dessert display of chocolate fondue and miniature pastries will give the buffet a sweet ending. Entrance to the party is $140*.
For those wanting to take the elevator home and make it a vacation, the TradeWinds is offering a two-night “Rockin’ in the Midnight Hour” package. Starting at just $588**, the package includes accommodations at the Island Grand or the new Guy Harvey Outpost, two tickets for the “Rockin’ in the Midnight Hour” New Year’s Eve party, one TradeWinds signature “Just Let Go” 2013 calendar and a Vacation Gourmet Card good for a 20% discount on food and beverage at all TradeWinds outlets. The packages also include the daily resort amenity fee, which includes a hooded beach cabana, paddleboats, tennis court play, fitness center, self-parking, wireless Internet access and more.
Children ages 4-12 can also ring in the New Year with their own party complete with games, crafts, dinner and more. Cost is $60 for the first child and $30 for each additional. There will also be a Teen Bash for ages 13-18 complete with a DJ, life-sized video games and mocktails. Cost is $35 per teen. Both parties are from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Available for guests of the resort and party guests and can be reserved through the TradeWinds activities desk.
WHERE: For party reservations and information, please call (727) 363-2258. For overnight room reservations and packages call toll-free (866) JUST LET GO (587-8538) or visit JustLetGo.com.
*Price includes tax and service charge. 21 and older only.
**Price listed is for two-night stay for two adults. Rates available for additional nights, tickets and room types available. Subject to availability. Rate listed does not include tax.